Brazil Daily

Government delays economic plans to soften Covid-19 blow

We’re covering the government’s struggles to get financial aid to low-income Brazilians as the coronavirus crisis deepens. The “definitive split” between Jair Bolsonaro and Congress. And the struggles of Brazil’s healthcare system.

Measures to cushion crisis get stuck in Brasília

President Jair Bolsonaro has said, time and again, that his top priority is preserving Brazilians’ purchasing power and avoiding economic collapse. Therefore, it becomes all the more puzzling when his administration delays enacting emergency financial measures to assist low-income citizens. It took Mr. Bolsonaro 48 hours to ratify a bill creating an emergency BRL 600 monthly salary for informal workers...

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